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Job Description

  If you’re looking for a place to grow your career, where you can contribute to a dynamic employee-owned firm, tackle challenging project work, and collaborate with industry recognized professionals - Geosyntec is the place for you! We are seeking an exceptional Project Mining & Dams Engineer (Part Time) with substantial mining experience and at least 5 years of experience, to help grow our Mining team in our Lakewood, Colorado office. This position is well-suited for a talented, highly experienced individual who is interested in being a leader and contributing to innovative and challenging projects, including the financial and technical evaluation, design, permitting, and construction stages. Our client base includes a diverse mix of surface and underground mining clients.Our clients ask us to address their new ventures and most challenging problems involving the environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure. Ranked by ENR in the top 20 design firms for the environment, Geosyntec is internationally known for its technical leadership, broad experience, and exceptional client service. Learn more by visiting www.geosyntec.comESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform and review geotechnical analyses for complex, multi-discipline mining projects to include, but not limited to, tailings storage facility design, heap leach design, feasibility/permit-level design, and mine closure and reclamation;
  • Work under minimal supervision and lead projects or tasks with a firm understanding of the goals and objectives of our clients;
  • Management and mentoring of junior staff and managing subcontractors;
  • Prepare technical reports, letters, memoranda, plans, specifications, and proposals;
  • Review and manage written document production;
  • Prepare for and participate in meetings with clients, regulatory personnel, and other parties; and
  • At times, job may also include fieldwork including travel to select project locations throughout Colorado and surrounding states, construction oversight, and contractor oversight.

Collaboration and mentoring are cornerstones of Geosyntec’s culture. You should expect to work closely with experienced professionals who will help integrate you into Geosyntec’s culture as you advance to this next stage of your career. Based on your current level of experience, you may be asked to take on task-level or project management responsibilities, along with business development, and staff mentoring tasks.Here are some other things you should know about a typical practitioner position with Geosyntec:

  • Training: This position requires OSHA health and safety, first aid, and CPR training and medical monitoring, paid for by the firm. We also offer professional development opportunities including in-house seminars, webinars, and mentoring, that allow our professionals to build the technical and business skills necessary to become successful consultants.
  • Fieldwork: Up to 25%
  • Overnight travel: Up to 10%

Your success is our success. We encourage our professionals to continually develop their interests and skills. Advancement is based on an individual’s own performance and initiative.EDUCATION AND LICENSURE

  • Bachelor's degree in geological, or geotechnical engineering. (required)
  • Advanced degree in relevant engineering discipline. (preferred)
  • Professional certification in Colorado (P.E. or equivalent) or ability to obtain when eligible. (required)


  • At least 7 years of experience in a surface or underground mining environment. (required)
  • Understanding of mining operations and mine waste management, heap leach, geotechnical material characterization (particularly mined materials), slope stability, deformation analyses, liquefaction potential, seismic hazard assessments, see page and foundation characteristics of dams/tailing storage facilities. (required)
  • Strong technical background in geotechnical and civil engineering with knowledge of design, construction, and closure practices for mining facilities, particularly tailing and waste storage facilities, in a variety of climatic and seismic regions. (preferred)
  • An understanding of the relationship between the geotechnical aspects of mining other disciplines related to mining to include, but not limited to geology, hydrogeology, environmental practices/permitting, rock mechanics, water management, process design and pumping/piping of tailing slurry. (required)
  • Experience with multi-disciplinary project teams. (required)
  • Ability to succeed in a fast-paced consulting environment, handling multiple project assignments, meeting strict deadlines, and traveling to client facilities as needed. (required)
  • Current MSHA New Miner or Annual Refresher Training. (preferred)
  • Excellent safety record with the ability to demonstrate safety leadership. (required)
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record for business travel. (required)

CULTURE/EEO STATEMENTGeosyntec strives to hire and retain the best and brightest people in their fields. We look for exceptional interpersonal skills, communication skills, and problem-solving abilities, plus the passion for technical excellence and quality. We seek individuals with leadership potential, a commitment to lifelong learning and growth, and the desire to build a long and rewarding career with a growing Firm.Geosyntec is a great place to build a career. If you're looking for an exciting place to work, a place with challenging and rewarding projects, and a place that has been nationally recognized for its employees' quality of life, technical expertise, and business success, then Geosyntec may be the place for you. You can learn more about careers and employment at Geosyntec by visiting are proud to offer our employees a highly competitive benefits package. Learn more by visiting Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer including minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, sexual orientation, and gender identity.